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Fraud email example:
From: "Mr. West Anderson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 02:20:46 +0000
Subject: CMIEC NOTIFICATION.
This would be direct to the point. We areexperts in the sale of raw materials.We exportinto Canada/America and some parts of Europe.
We are searching for agents who can help us
establish a medium of getting to our customers in
America/Canada and Europe as well as makingpayments through you to us.
For more information you can write to:
Mr. West AndersonSecretary GeneralChina Metallurgical Import & Export Henan Company
Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the
opportunity to negotiate the mode of which we will
pay for your services as our representative in
If interested, please, forward to us your phone
number/fax and your full contact addresses.
Mrs. Kim Chow LeeP.R. (marketing)
China Metallurgical Import & Export Henan Company
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